Well, I do, but Rick Ross doesn’t in the God Forgives, I Don’t album that officially drops on July 31, but leaked on the web as early as July 25. Ross claims that the album balances a grace-giving God and a ruthless gangsta.
Posts Tagged: Gangsta’s God
A Killer from the Start?
I’ve been wrecked by the Aurora, Colorado shooting. I don’t know anyone who was murdered or maimed. I don’t know anyone who knew anyone who was killed or injured. I don’t know anything about the killer. I don’t want to know him. But I did read the bios of everyone who died. The entire episode… Read more »
Dr. Ebony Utley’s Rhymes & Reasons
Listen to my interview with Rhymes and Reasons: The Stories of Hip Hop. Rhymes and Reasons is a series of interviews with hip-hop heads who talk about their lives in the context of songs that matter to them.
Dr. Ebony Utley Releases New Provocative Book
Read my interview with Terrance Dean in Hello Beautiful.
Dr. Utley Talks About Black Women Rappers Satisfying Their “Fatherlack”
Listen to my interview with JJ on the Mic from 97.9 The Box in Houston.
The God Quest
Read my interview with Brittany “Bella” Graham of The Well Versed. It would be grossly unfitting to start this column out featuring anyone other than Dr. Ebony Utley. Not only is she one of the main inspirations and supporters of my “God Quest,” but she’s also a respected mentor as well. Albeit I may be bending one… Read more »
We Got to Pray Just to Make it Today
Hard times bring people to their knees. Figuratively and literally. Whether it’s unemployment, heartbreak, illness, disaster, or death, humans pray when life’s challenges become clearly beyond their control. Rappers are no exception.
Learning While Teaching: Understanding the Gangsta’s God
Take a look at my interview with Rev. Donald Perryman in The Truth. Recently, I had been intrigued, no stunned, by the recurring theme of the Divine and Holy interspersed among “not so nice” utterances by a young man during a mentoring session on fatherhood. Dressed head to toe in a bright ensemble all of… Read more »
Celebrating Religious Freedom
Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the date the last slaves found out that they were emancipated in Galveston, Texas. Even though President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, word did not travel to Texas for two and a half more years. Sometimes called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day,… Read more »
Exploring rap and religion with Dr. Ebony Utley
Check out my interview with Miracle LeRoy in The Examiner. Dr. Utley took time out to chat with The Examiner about the book, as well as a few other things, like her time here in Milwaukee teaching at Marquette University. Continue Reading